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Lavrov accuses US of seeking to 'smear Russia'

Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday accused the United States of seeking to smear Moscow and called US Secretary of State John Kerry's tone over the Ukraine crisis unacceptable. Lavrov warned "the might of US propaganda" was aimed "at smearing Russia, smearing those who protest against the illegal actions of the (Kiev) authorities who are trying to ban Russian and trying to call all Russians and Russian speakers enemies who should be killed." Kerry warned Thursday that Moscow's refusal to end the Ukraine crisis would be costly, saying the window of opportunity for Russia to change tack was closing.


Performance Art Is Bullsh*t

Move over, Marcel Duchamp—a woman at Art Cologne has a profound new statement to make, and it involves plopping eggs out of an orifice.


Your Next Addiction: 'The Archers'

It’s the world’s longest running radio soap opera, and, fresh after the chaos of a botched wedding, it’s the perfect time for America to get the habit.


Obama Can't Win on Immigration

President Obama celebrated with new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony Friday as both immigration advocates and Republicans expressed outrage at his deportation proposals.


Nike Fuelband’s Fall From Grace

Nike’s assumption that people want to look and train like athletes while wearing its Fuelband turned out to be way off. Now the company might pull the wearable altogether.


Hillary Clinton, Kindergarten Cop

If she runs in 2016, her prescient advocacy for early childhood education might be peaking at just the right time.


U.S. Weapons in Syrian Rebel Hands

New evidence suggests the U.S. may be secretly giving heavy weapons to Syrian rebels to turn the tide of the war. Here’s what those weapons can do and how much difference they’ll make.


SNL’s Funniest Gal Hits the Big Screen

A screeching wacko prone to meltdowns, epic fits of entitlement, and wedding proposals, Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon is hilarious as a psycho girlfriend in ‘Intramural.’


Grateful Dead’s Other Man Speaks

He was the humble sideman to a rock icon. Now the new documentary ‘The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir’ pays long overdue respect to the band’s singular rhythmic guitarist.


The End of Heart Attacks

A world without heart disease seems impossible. But researchers at Johns Hopkins just got one step closer.


Hollywood’s Scandalous Lothario

The handsome actor discusses his role in ‘The Other Woman’ as a cheating lothario and one of the most controversial scenes in ‘Game of Thrones’ history.


Republicans Are Racist? That Can’t Be

The revolting comments. The emails. The jokes. The posters. The T-shirts. The ghostwriters. It’s not like it’s a pattern or something.


Putin’s Preemptive Medal of Honor

A now-hidden medallion awarded to former Ukrainians undermines the Kremlin’s narrative of when the ‘liberation of Crimea’ really began.


America's New Red Line For China

The president promised Tokyo that the U.S. would protect Japan’s sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands—but after Syria and Crimea, Obama’s tough talk may fail to impress Beijing.


US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway

TOKYO (AP) — Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final agreement.


US, Japan say TPP trade talks make headway

TOKYO (AP) — Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final agreement.


Exclusive: Obama may call EU leaders in Russia sanctions push - sources

By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to speak to several European leaders on Friday to try to nudge the EU toward fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter said. Disagreements among European Union nations on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Russia have held up punitive steps by the United States, said the sources on condition of anonymity, but Washington could also act on its own. U.S. ...


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